McGill experts: Autism Awareness Month


Published: 27Mar2014

Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents generally detect it in the child's first years. As we are near Autism Awareness Month and World Autism Awareness Day, here is a list of McGill experts that can comment on their research or other questions related to autism:


Jacob Burack – McGill Institute for Human Development and Well-Being

Research: Kids with autism in relation to information in the environment, faulty research methodology and practices that can lead to myths about autism

jake.burack [at]

Aparna Nadig – School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Research: Language and social communication in individuals with autism spectrum disorders, transition support services for young adults with autism spectrum disorders

aparna.nadig [at]

Mayada Elsabbagh – Department of Psychiatry

Research: Early infancy and developmental disorders, focus on understanding the brain basis of behavioral genetic disorders

mayada.elsabbagh [at]


Tara Dawn Flanagan – Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

Research: Inclusive education, social inclusion, social policy, transition, self-determination, quality of life, people with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups

taradawn.flanagan [at]


Contact Information

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